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Which is why I'm amused

By people who speak of 'neofuedalism', like Chris Hedges. I think he and others watch and read too many King Arthur type novels for their own good. That history will never repeat itself. I do believe Hedges knows that in his heart of hearts but fear is the great, and dark, motivator and he employs it well. As an optimist I don't use fear, I prefer solutions. Solutions are hard, require great thought. Fear is easy.

Neoliberalism is toxic

Neoliberalism's economic roots begin with the re-establishment of international monetary stability with the Bretton Woods Agreement, which fixed currencies to the US Dollar and the US Dollar to gold. As an ideological movement, it became increasingly prevalent based on the work of Robert Mundell and Arthur Flemming. The Mont Pelerin Society, founded at about the same time by thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Michael Polanyi spawned free-market think tanks and advocacy groups in the UK and the US during the 1960s and 1970s. They drew upon the theories of the Austrian School of economics and monetarism. Neoliberalism argued that protectionism and government programs produced economic inefficiencies, and that developing nations should open their markets to the outside, and focus on exporting. Also emphasized was the liquidation of state-owned corporations, and the reduction in rules designed to hinder business. Neoliberal ideas found expression in a series of trade talks to form the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade as well as regional free trade agreements such as the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. These agreements went beyond textbook "free trade" to encourage the free movement of capital funds and direct private investment and to limit national restriction of business privileges.


Halt the influence of

Adam Smith and replace his book with one outlining the economic superiority of Democratic Socialism in developing cooperative and democratic economies, and reducing the dark human qualities of greed and selfishness. The founders would look to this work in establishing the U.S., rather than Smith's.

You get used to seeing breasts

At a nude beach in Florida, you could see hundreds of women topless. You know what happens after about 5 minutes, even to a single man? It has no sexual effect anymore. I know it sounds unbelievable but it's true. Nudism is a wonderful lifestyle that in its pure form involves no titillation or sex at all, it's supposed to be family friendly. Most beaches in Europe are topless, when I went to France I casually walked by beautiful women laying topless with not a care in the world. I wish we could be as advanced as they are. We must let go of hangups brought by gnostics (aka puritans) that left Britain because they could not get along religiously with their more sane countrymen back in the 1600's. Now it's 2012, we must evolve and learn to enjoy this short life.

Msnbc is a joke.

Psuedo liberals, morning conservative spin gone mad, weekend trash shows for the lowest of classes, pundits going on vacation constantly with cheesy stand ins.

Every time they throw a bone at progressives, the liberal blogosphere reacts like a starving dog ready to forgive all their many sins.

Friday's are the worst with Rachel Maddow, a loving hippie, telling her viewers it's off to jail with you to get you to watch their absolutely filthy jail show. What a sweetie, how much did they pay her to sell her soul?

Socialism not Marxism

What the repigs fear, Democratic Socialism, is exactly what the USA needs. Marxism leads to the nightmare totalitarian regimes of the last century, we know that Marxism is garbage. What we need is French Socialism, the kind that came 50 years before marxism. Capitalism is a proven disaster and abomination, so Democratic Socialism is the best, most advanced, most fair, and most efficient economic system especially now that machines are replacing labor at an astonishing rate. I link to an article so you can read about why we must phase out outdated capitalism, and replace it with a horizontal economic democracy. This is not a movement, this is a human necessity.

Stunning Progress in Technology Brings The Death of Unskilled Labor


Capitalism Mutated is Fascism

I would argue we have been fascist at least since 1913 when the federal bank was centralized. Fascism is what we live, and accept as normal. One way to be enlightened is to visit Europe as I did back in 1990, it will open your eyes as to what should really be normal, economically, socially, culturally, nearly any way you look at life. If Europe copies us it will be going backwards, regressing. Let's hope the neoliberal scoundrels from Chicago's economic schools fail at taking over the world, because if those bastards win so does the devil. Being a Catholic I know that will never happen.
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